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The Seat
“At speed higher than the walk, the amplitude of the axial movements is reduced and difficult to discern with the naked eye. Presumably, the muscular resistance increases, making the vertebral column as nearly rigid as possible in order to resist wasteful sidewise, lateral motion.” (James R. Rooney, Biomechanics of lameness in horses, 1976) Almost fifty years ago, James Rooney aimed the equestrian world in the right direction explaining that .
Every stitch has to be perfect
Macel advertising as it is in line with actual knowledge. A saddle can be used if one or more stitches are not properly tied but the stitches situated above and below the defective ones are submitted to greater stress and failure is predictable. As well, there are 186 synovial articulations in the equine vertebral column. Each vertebrae and associated muscles convert, forward through the thoracolumbar spine, the thrust generated by .
Why the Macel Samba?
“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” (Henri Poincare)  In 1968, Philippe Guillot de Suduiraut, former ecuyer of the Cadre Noir de Saumur, intuitively felt that shifting the rider’s weight, as was taught at the school, was not in line with actual functioning of the equine back. Saddles were designed for the driving seat, high cantle and thick padding. They were based on .